2023–24 Events

  • September

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Bobbi Thompson, Saxophone, and Ariel Kasler, Guitar
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    MASTER CLASS
    Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023 — 7 pm — Free
    Justin Cook, Trombone
    Dalton Center Lecture Hall

     

    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Justin Cook, Trombone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 — 3 pm — Free
    Stiletto Brass Quintet
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Stiletto Brass Quintet
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    MASTER CLASS
    Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 — 7 pm — Free
    Garth Simmons, Trombone
    Dalton Center Lecture Hall

     

    GUEST AND FACULTY RECITAL
    Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Pamela York and Matthew Fries Piano Duo
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    STUDENT SHOWCASE
    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    AIMS-Graz Scholars
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    CMIX LAUNCH
    Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Center for Contemporary Music, Improvisation, and Experimentation (CMIX): Concert I
    Dalton Center Multimedia Room
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    CMIX LAUNCH
    Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 — 2 pm — Charge
    Center for Contemporary Music, Improvisation, and Experimentation (CMIX): Concert II
    Dalton Center Multimedia Room
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    CMIX LAUNCH
    Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Center for Contemporary Music, Improvisation, and Experimentation (CMIX): Concert III
    Dalton Center Multimedia Room
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  • October

    UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 — 3 pm — Free
    featuring Stulberg Competition Silver Medalist Esme Arias-Kim, Violin Soloist
    Miller Auditorium

     

    UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB BAND
    Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Carlo De Rosa, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    UNIVERSITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA
    Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Andrew Rathbun, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    ~Nois Saxophone Quartet
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND AND UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY
    Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023 — 3 pm — Free
    Trey Harris and Scott Boerma, Conductors
    Miller Auditorium

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Monday, Oct. 9, 2023 — 7 pm — Free
    James Box, Trombone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    FACULTY RECITAL
    Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Marja Kerney and Friends
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Deidre D.S.SENSE Smith, Hip-Hop Artist
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    John Mayrose, Composer
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    Jesse Cook, Trumpet
    Dalton Center Lecture Hall

     

    CHORAL SHOWCASE
    Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023 — 3 pm — Free
    University Chorale, Anima, and Amphion
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    Josh Hart, Bassoon
    Dalton Center Room 1120

     

    SPECIAL EVENT
    Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band
    Miller Auditorium

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Edmar Castañeda Quartet
    presented in collaboration with the  Connecting Chords Music Festival
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    STUDIO RECITAL
    Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Student Composers I
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

    Cancelled

     

    tubaWEEN
    Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    featuring student performers from the WMU Tuba and Euphonium Studio
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

  • November

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Western Winds
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    Cancelled

     

    GOLD COMPANY SNEAK PREVIEW
    Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Gold Company and GC II
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    GUEST JAZZ ARTIST
    Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Chuck Owen and ReSurgence
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023 — 5 pm — Free
    Rebecca Johnson, Flute, and Magie Beck, Clarinet
    Dalton Center Lecture Hall

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023 — 6:30 pm — Free
    Rebecca Johnson, Flute
    Dalton Center Lecture Hall

     

    OPERA
    Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 — 3 pm — Free
    Bruce Uchimura, Conductor
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet
    Dalton Center Room 1116

     

    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    9TH ANNUAL MIDFEST
    Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 — 7 pm — Free
    Middle School Honor Band and University Concert Band
    Miller Auditorium

     

    STUDIO RECITAL
    Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Best of MAT
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    CMIX GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Nick Zoulek, Saxophone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    ANNUAL BIG BAND SWING TRIBUTE
    Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    University Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Orchestra
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
    Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Marja Kerney, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND AND UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY
    Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023 — 3 pm — Free
    Trey Harris and Scott Boerma, Conductors
    Miller Auditorium

     

    GUEST AND FACULTY RECITAL
    Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Multimedia Concert
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    JAZZ COMBO SHOWCASE
    Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 — 5 pm — Free
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    BIRDS ON A WIRE AND KLORK
    Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    David Colson and David Loberg Code, Directors
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    MASTER CLASSES
    Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 — 2 pm — Free
    WMU String Day Artists
    Dalton Center Recital Hall and Lecture Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    WMU String Day Featured Artists — MingHuan Xu, Violin; Roger Chase, Viola; Paul York, Cello; Dale Anderson, Double Bass; and Winston Choi, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    JAZZ MASTERS SERIES
    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    David Holland, Bass
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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  • December

    ANNUAL CHORAL CHRISTMAS
    Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 — 4 pm — Charge
    Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    University Chorale, Anima, and Amphion
    First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo
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    BRONCO MARCHING BAND MILLER SHOW
    Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 — 3 pm — Charge
    Trey Harris, Director
    Miller Auditorium
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    UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND
    Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Mary Land, Conductor
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    WESTERN HORN CHOIR
    Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 — 2:30 pm — Free
    Lin Baird, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall 

     

    JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION DAY
    Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 — 9 am — Free
    Dalton Center

     

    ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
    Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 — 3 pm — Charge
    Jazz for the Holidays
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    ANNUAL BRASS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023 — 3 pm — Charge
    Western Brass Quintet and Friends
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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  • January

    CONCERTO COMPETITION FINALS
    Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 — 1 pm — Free
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 — 4 pm — Free
    U.S. Air Force Band Ceremonial Brass Quintet
    Dalton Center Lecture Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Rhea Olivaccé, Soprano, and Kevin Miller, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    MASTER CLASS
    Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 — 1 pm — Free
    Kevin Miller, Collaborative Pianist
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    HORN DAY
    Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024 — 6:30 pm — Free
    Final Concert featuring the Mass Horn Choir
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 — 7 pm — Free
    Megumi Kanda, Trombone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Megumi Kanda, Trombone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    MASTER CLASS
    Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024 — 11 am — Free
    Jamey Haddad, Jazz Drums
    Dalton Center Room 1130

     

    MASTER CLASS
    Monday, Jan. 29, 2024 — 1 pm — Free
    Andrea Cheeseman, Clarinet
    Dalton Center Room 1120

     

    CMIX GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Monday, Jan. 29, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Andrea Cheeseman, Clarinet
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

  • February

    UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB BAND AND UNIVERSITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA
    Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Carlo De Rosa and Scott Cowan, Directors
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Dennis Parker, Cello, and Greg Sioles, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDIO RECITAL
    Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 — 2 pm — Free
    Student Composers II
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024 — 3 pm — Free
    Bruce Uchimura, Conductor
    Scott Terrell, Guest Conductor
    Miller Auditorium

     

    FACULTY RECITAL
    Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024 — 4 pm — Free
    Lori Sims, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Western Winds
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    Rescheduled from November 1

     

    PHYLLIS RAPPEPORT PIANO COMPETITION
    Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 — 10 am — Free
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    UNIVERSITY BANDS SPECTACULAR
    Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 — 2 pm — Free
    University Concert Band, University Symphonic Band, and University Wind Symphony
    Miller Auditorium

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Pianist Yu-Lien The with Saxophonists Joe Lulloff and Henning Schröder
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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  • March

    WESTERN INVITATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
    Saturday, March 2, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Closing Concert featuring the University Jazz Orchestra
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Tuesday, March 12, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Between Feathers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, March 13, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    NOW Ensemble
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN FESTIVAL
    Thursday, March 14, 2024 — 7 pm — Free
    Elena Sharkova, Guest Conductor
    Festival Chorus and Honors Choir
    University Chorale and Anima
    Miller Auditorium

     

    ALUMNI RECITAL
    Sunday, March 17, 2024 — 1 pm — Free
    Ben Hahn, Trombone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    FACULTY RECITAL
    Monday, March 18, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    David Mercedes, Tuba
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    GC 46: VOCAL JAZZ SUMMIT
    Friday, March 22, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Gold Company II, the University of Miami JV1, and special guest Peter Eldridge
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    GC 46: VOCAL JAZZ SUMMIT
    Saturday, March 23, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Gold Company, the University of Miami Extensions, and special guest Peter Eldridge
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    STUDIO RECITAL
    Monday, March 25, 2024 — 5 pm — Free
    Jazz Combo Showcase
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    BULLOCK SERIES
    Wednesday, March 27, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Martha Councell-Vargas, Flute, and Ann DuHamel, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
    pre-concert talk at 7 pm
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    BIRDS ON A WIRE
    Thursday, March 28, 2024 — 5 pm — Free
    David Colson, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    FACULTY RECITAL
    Thursday, March 28, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Robert White, Trumpet, and Yu-Lien The, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

  • April

    MASTER CLASS
    Monday, April 1, 2024 — 1 pm — Free
    Abigail Walsh, Flute
    Dalton Center Room 1120

     

    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Monday, April 1, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Abigail Walsh, Flute
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB BAND
    Tuesday, April 2, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Carlo De Rosa, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    WMU TROMBONE CHOIR
    Wednesday, April 3, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Steve Wolfinbarger, Conductor
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    GOLD COMPANY II
    Thursday, April 4, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Yoseph Henry, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDIO RECITAL
    Friday, April 5, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Student Composers III
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    ATLANTIC SUITE
    Saturday, April 6, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Charge
    Music by Phil Nimmons featuring the Western Jazz Collective and University Jazz Orchestra
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
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    UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
    Sunday, April 7, 2024 — 3 pm — Free
    Marja Kerney, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    OPERA WORKSHOP
    Tuesday, April 9, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Emanuel Caraman, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    WMU DRUM CHOIR
    Wednesday, April 10, 2024 — 5 pm — Free
    Keith Hall, Director
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    SPRING CONFERENCE ON WIND AND PERCUSSION MUSIC
    Thursday, April 11, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Kevin Day, Guest Composer and Conductor
    Kevin Day All-Star Band
    University Wind Symphony
    Miller Auditorium

     

    CHORAL SHOWCASE
    Saturday, April 13, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    University Chorale, Anima, and Amphion
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND AND UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND
    Sunday, April 14, 2024 — 3 pm — Free
    Mary Land and Trey Harris, Conductors
    (Venue TBD)

     

    CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE
    Monday, April 15, 2024 — 7:30 pm — Free
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    65TH ANNUAL CONCERTO CONCERT
    Sunday, April 21, 2024 — 3 pm — Free
    University Symphony Orchestra
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

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